Friday, September 18, 2015

"Sarah's New World" by Colleen L. Reece {Pre-Teen Week!}



{Welcome to Pre-Teen Week! Every quarter we’re going to try to do a full week dedicated to finding great Christian books for girls ages 8/9-12 every week day! This is the last day of this quarters’!} {Day 1 Here!} {Day 2 Here!} {Day 3 Here!} {Day 4 Here!}

About this book:

  Time Period: 1620 Oct.-Nov.  Imagine leaving the land you know and the friends you hold dear-and you'll begin to understand the whirlwind of emotion that awaits ten-year-old Sarah Smythe. This fictional Pilgrim aboard the Mayflower is moving from Holland to the New World-America-in the vanguard of a new nation of free people. Especially for girls ages eight to twelve, this fascinating story shares the hopes and fears of a girl distant in time but close in spirit, while at the same time teaching important lessons of Christian faith and American history. “Sarah's New World” is perfect for recreational reading or homeschooling.”


Series: Book #1 in “Sisters in Time” series.


Spiritual Content- Strong Faiths; Many Scriptures are quoted or mentioned; Talks about God & worshiping; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many Prayers & mentions of Prayers; Mentions of those in the Bible & discussing them; Mentions of Heaven; Mentions of church & strict churches; Many Mentions of worshiping & not being able to worship;


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: three ‘stupid’s; A mention of a string of words that “might be curses.”; A mention of boxed ears; A mention of hanging; Mentions of hunting; Mentions of scalping & Indians; Mentions of killing Indians; Mentions of pirates; Mentions of seasickness & throwing up; Mentions of illnesses & death; Mentions of drownings & beatings (barely-above-not-detailed).


Sexual Content- A couple mentions of a young couple staring & blushing at each other.

-Sarah Smythe, age 10
-John Smythe, age 12
                                             P.O.V. switches between them
                                         Set in 1620
                         138 pages (also available in a collection with three other Sisters in Time books.)

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My personal Rating-

Good historical book with string faiths! The only thing that bothered me was that the name is “Sarah’s New World”, but it seemed more like John’s New World, due to having his POV much more than his sister’s POV.


That that wraps up Pre-Teen Week! I hope you all enjoyed it and I’ll see y’all on Monday!


*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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